Dolly de Leon acknowledges the fact that many things have already changed, since she became the first Filipino actress to score a Golden Globe acting nomination.
Last year, her wildly raved-about performance in Triangle of Sadness, earned her the country’s first ever Best Supporting Actress at the prestigious awarding ceremony. In its wake, came numerous similar nominations from other international award-giving bodies. She also landed bigtime roles in subsequent projects. This year, she topbilled the Star Cinema film, A Very Good Girl, alongside local cinema queen, Kathryn Bernardo.
With such sudden changes in her life and career, De Leon admitted that there have been adjustments on her part, as well as on her children. During the November 17 episode of the morning talk show, Magandang Buhay, she was able to talk about these developments in her life and family.
“Sa tingin ko ang pinaka-nahirapan ay ‘yung bunso ko, kasi 10 years old lang siya eh. So palagi siyang, kapag nakikita nya akong nagbibihis, ‘magwowork ka na naman?!’, may ganon na siya” she answered, when asked about the adjustments she had to make with her kids. She was referring to her youngest, Ynez.
“Tapos pag sasabihin ko ‘oo may work ako ngayon’, may ‘kelan ka na naman babalik? bukas?’, may ganon! So, ang sakit! Pero yung mga malalaki, cool naman sila, naiintindihan naman nila ‘yun!” she added, underscoring how her older kids are more understanding of her situation.
A cool and ‘gen z’-at-heart mom, de Leon shared that her usual bonding moments with her kids is playing Call of Duty. “Squad ‘yun eh, so magkakampi kami”.
De Leon took her time to tell her greatest takeaways in being a mom.
“I think the greatest lesson I learned from them is that, every individual is unique and that every individual has different needs, and different people (require) different ways of how you communicate with them, ” she said, adding that the different personalities of her kids, taught her about dealing with different people better.
“Kasi ang mga anak ko iba’t ibang personality eh. So, sa kanila ko natutunan kung paano makitungo sa all kinds of people” she shared.
De Leon is set to join the new season of Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers, whose filming begins in January next year, in Germany. She is also part of the upcoming Paul Feig film, Grand Death Lotto, and Jason Schwartzmann-led Between rhe Temples.